BY ADEOLA AKINSEMOYIN
Veteran Nollywood actress Taiwo Ajai-Lycett clocked 74 recently and was honoured by the Centre for Values in Leadership which was founded by Prof. Pat Utomi. The actress was hosted by the centre in a gathering where she was described as the “Matriarch of the Nigerian Stage and Screen.”
Taiwo Ajai-Lycett is a British trained actress and has been in the movie industry for years now. She has impacted so many people with her work and deserves to be honoured.
The actress draws from a well of wisdom and a lot could be learnt from her, in her speech at the event, she said, “Actors can change the world, they can change the system… we are actors because we want to project ideas, ideas that will change the world… The problem we have in the country is the fact that a lot of people went to the university but are not educated. They have PhDs but have no idea what to do with it.“
Ajai-Lycett on October 1, 2006 received a national award of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) from former president Olusegun Obasanjo. She has featured in TV soap Tinsel as well as Tunde Kelani‘s recent movie, Dazzling Mirage.
Photos: Jahman Anikulapo